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Je ne sais si je veille

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Jules Massenet




Werther Synopsis


Werther Libretto


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Werther-Massenet/Leibowitz/Rome Opera House Orchestra-The great Scenes from Werther (RCA, 1962) 4/10

Singer: Rosalind Elias

The great Scenes from Werther (RCA, 1962) 4/9 (4-Trois mois!)
This series contains 9 scenes (10 videos):

1 Je ne sais si je ville 2 Elle m'aime 3 Il faut nous separer 4 Trois mois! 5 Un autre est son epoux 6 Letter scene 7 Va! Laisse couler mes larmes! 8 Pourquoi me reveiller? 9 Dieu! Tu ne voudras pas! (Parts 1 & 2)
Part 1 Part 2
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Rene Leibowitz conducts the Rome Opera House Orchestra.

Cesare Valletti, Rosalind Elias, Gerard Souzay

Werther is an opera (1892) in four acts by Jules Massenet (1842-1912) to a French libretto by Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet and Georges Hartmann based on the German novella The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Although Massenet wrote and completed his opera already in 1887, it did not receive any performance until it premiered at the Imperial Theatre Hofoper in Vienna on February 16, 1892, receiving such success that the French premiere followed the next year at Opéra Comique.

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WERTHERJe ne sais si je veille ou si je rêve encore!Tout ce qui m'environne a l'air d'un paradis;le bois soupire ainsi qu'une harpe sonore,Un monde se révèle à  mes yeux éblouis!O nature, pleine de grâce,Reine du temps et de l'espaceDaigne accueillir celui qui passe et ta salue,Humble mortel!Mystérieux silence!O calme solennel!Tout m'attire et me plaît!Ce mur, et ce coin sombre...Cette source limpide et la fraîcheur de l'ombre;il n'est pas une haie, il n'est pas un buisson où n'éclose unefleur,où ne passe un frisson!O nature! enivre-moi de parfums,Mère éternellement jeune, adorable et pure!O nature!Et toi, soleil, viens m'inonder de tes rayons!

English Libretto or Translation:

WERTHERI do not know if I'm watching or dreaming again!Everything that surrounds me looks like a paradise;the wood sighs as well as a sound harp,A world is revealed to me dazzled!O nature, full of grace,Queen of time and spaceDeign to welcome the one who passes and greets you,Humble mortal!Mysterious silence!O solemn calm!Everything attracts me and I like it!This wall, and this dark corner ...This limpid source and the freshness of the shadow;it is not a hedge, it is not a bush where no flower blooms,where does a shiver go!O nature! intoxicate me with perfumes,Mother eternally young, adorable and pure!O nature!And you, sun, come and flood me with your rays!

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